It’s been an impressive week already for new 3D printer introductions from major players in the field. Global 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems has announced that they are releasing the latest addition to their MultiJet Printing (MJP) line of 3D printers the ProJet MJP 2500 Series. The new line of ProJet printers was redesigned from the ground-up to offer a simple interface, easy post-processing features and a clean no-mess operation. The affordable-yet-powerful 2500 Series of printers will produce highly detailed and precise prints, prototypes or near injection-molded-quality parts quickly and efficiently. The highly adaptable ProJet MJP 2500 3D printers were designed to fit into any office environment without the need for special hookups or the need for specific environmental considerations.
The 2500 Series includes the new 3D Systems MJP EasyClean System, which offers users hands-off and chemical-free finishing and post-processing. The printer won’t need water lines run to it, or need any special material disposal considerations. In conjunction with 3D Systems’ proprietary non-toxic melt away wax supports, the EasyClean System provides simple post-processing that won’t damage delicate part details. That means designers can test prototypes faster, reduce waste, shorten design and prototyping cycles which will result in lowered development costs. The ProJet 2500 was developed to help offices of any size produce better products, faster and cheaper.
“We have been extremely impressed with the results from the ProJet MJP 2500. It complements our current technologies and processes and allows us to print complex geometries that were previously impossible on other printers in this class. The consistency of parts and hands-off post-processing it provides gives us time to accomplish more in a day, adding even more value to our team,” said Haleigh Doremus, Rapid Prototyping Manager at Nike and one of the select few 3D Systems customers chosen as beta testers.
Developed for in-office rapid prototyping, functional tooling and rapid design iteration, the 2500 Series will print 790 DPI on the Z axis, which equals more than half a billion droplets of material on each cubic inch printed. As with the rest of 3D Systems’ industrial and commercial grade 3D printers, the 2500 Series is operated with 3D Systems’ 3DSPRINT software. Designed to be easy to use and intuitive, users will have access to quick printability checks, 3D file repair, printing time estimate, material use projections, optimal print placement and print queue management, all on the same software platform.
“The ProJet MJP 2500 brings easy-to-use, professional quality additive manufacturing capabilities into any workspace, at an exceptional price point. We are thrilled to offer this powerful new product to help a broadening range of customers iterate faster and innovate better,” said 3D Systems Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Wright.
You can see the ProJet MJP 2500 3D printer in action here:
The ProJet MJP 2500 Series will feature two models, the MJP 2500 and the MJP 2500 Plus. Both printers are compatible with 3D Systems’ MJP VisiJet M2 materials in durable white and black plastics. VisiJet M2 materials produce final parts with smooth surface finishes that look and feel like injection-molded plastic that will be capable of rigorous testing and functional use. The ProJet MJP 2500 Plus will offer several additional material options, including a rigid clear plastic as well as flexible elastomeric black and elastomeric natural material. Each newly developed elastomeric material will print rubber-like parts that are pliable, strong and capable of full elastic recovery. What are your thoughts on this new technology? DIscuss in the ProJet MJP 2500 3D Printer Series forum over at 3DPB.com.